Originally founded at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2012 as a NIH/NINDS grant funded project, the first iteration of the Florida Stroke Registry focused on the reduction of health disparities in stroke care across Florida. On July 1, 2017, the Florida Stroke Registry was recognized in Florida legislation [Section 395.30381, Florida Statutes] establishing that all Florida stroke centers should participate in the Florida Stroke Registry. Today, in result of state legislation and the support of the Florida Department of Health, the FSR proudly contributes to the State of Florida’s success as a national leader in quality stroke care. With support from the Florida Department of Health, and as a proud awardee of the CDC Paul Coverdell Stroke Award, the Florida Stroke Registry looks forward to continuing work and advancing the mission of identifying innovative ways to improve stroke care in Florida. 

Mark your calendars and join us in recognizing National Stroke Awareness Month. View upcoming webinars hosted by the Florida Department of Health, in collaboration with the Florida Stroke Registry and the Florida Hospital Association.

Webinar #2: 2024  Stroke Coordinator Lunch ‘N’ Learn

Panel discussion among four (FSR) stroke coordinators at stroke centers regarding the role of stroke coordinators and the challenges with stroke coordination in the field.

Stroke Coordinator Panelists:
Selina Ancheta, South Florida Stroke Coalition
Marissa Lepain, West Central Stroke Council
Wendy Camp, Northeast Florida Stroke Coalition
Alexandra Varnum, Emerald Coast Stroke Coalition

Webinar #3: 2024 National Stroke Awareness State of Stroke Lunch ‘N’ Learn

A discussion of current trends in stroke prevention and treatment and a review of the stroke systems of care, including the importance of community members’ recognition of a stroke event.
Speaker: Dr. Jose G. Romano, MD Executive Director, Florida Stroke Registry, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Friday, May 17, 12:00– 1:00 PM
Webinar #4: 2024 National Stroke Awareness Healthy Heart Ambassador Self-Measure Blood Pressure (SMBP) program Lunch ‘N’ Learn

A presentation and panel discussion on the Heart Health Ambassador SMBP program and the role of blood pressure self-monitoring in the prevention and control of hypertension and stroke. HHA SMBP
Panelists:
Carol Kazounis, Florida DOH at Putnam County
Leila “Betsy” Rykard Florida DOH at Jefferson County
Deanna “DT” Simmons Florida DOH at Gulf County
Deborah Williams Florida DOH at Union County

Join the meeting – Meeting ID: 222 518 169 613
Passcode: Eeryud Dial-in by phone +1 850-792-1375,,168148742# United States, Tallahassee
Phone conference ID: 168 148 742#
Join on a video conferencing device Tenant key: teams@meetme.flhealth.gov
Video ID: 111 296 047 0

Wednesday, May 22, 12:00–1:00 PM
Webinar #5: 2024 National Stroke Awareness Stroke Victor Lunch ‘N’ Learn

A discussion of the stroke rehabilitation and recovery process from the point-of-view of a stroke victor. Speaker: Michael Gonzalez, (FSR) Stroke Victor

Join the meeting – Meeting ID: 286 273 067 175
Passcode: iWYrUX
Dial-in by phone +1 850-792-1375,,603431837# United States, Tallahassee
Phone conference ID: 603 431 837#
Join on a video conferencing device Tenant key: teams@meetme.flhealth.gov
Video ID: 113 686 343 1